|August 20th, 2008|
|W33||Semifinal||6:00pm||GER - CHN||2 - 3 (1 - 1)||Final|
Semi-final: Germany v China
> This match is a replay of the Athens 2004 semi-final when Germany beat China 4-3 on penalty strokes after the match had ended in a goalless draw.
> Penalty strokes by Fanny Rinne, Denise Klecker, Tina Bachmann and Natascha Keller led Germany into their second gold medal match.
> The only other Olympic encounter between these teams came at Sydney 2000, when China beat Germany 2-1.
> Defending champions Germany finished top in Pool B collecting 12 points.
> Germany reached the semi-finals for the third time, following Barcelona 1992 and Athens 2004.
> On each previous occasion Germany have progressed to the final.
> China finished second in Pool A collecting 10 points.
> China aim for their first final berth, having finished fifth at Sydney 2000 and fourth at Athens 2004.
> China are yet to score a penalty corner goal at Beijing 2008.
> Fu Barong is the leading goalscorer in terms of field goals, having netted five times at Beijing 2008.